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This election: DON'T VOTE

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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

Postby Paññāsikhara » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:03 am

Individual, why don't you go out there, and teach these "stupid" people, and make them wise?
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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

Postby Individual » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:43 am

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

Postby Individual » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:56 am

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:59 am

[/quote]
It actually had a lot to do with getting the US Government to respect the national sovereignty of its friend and ally, NZ.
Certainly, there were concerns of the risk of contamination should a leak occur and the risk of NZ ports being a nuclear target in the event of a war, but from my perspective it was about sovereignty and respect.[/quote]
This may well true.Perhaps you are looking at ultimate truth,while I am looking at conventional truth. :jumping:
For many kiwis this was the first time that we decided to get up off of our butts and go and vote.And while it is true that ultimately it was about our countrys sovereignty,for those of us who had spent many days down at the water front welcoming the sailors off of these vessels to our country,and explaining to them that the protest wasn't against them but rather about their means of transport it was definately an anti nuke vote.David Lange promised to ban the ships.That won my vote.
Unfortunately getting not only the US,but also the British government to respect our sovereignty didn't quite work out.
The US still has sanctions against NZ and to the best of my knowledge no US president has met with a NZ prime minister since then.
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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:08 am

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Do you know anything about nuclear power? Do you know how safe nuclear waste is compared to waste from coal and oil power plants? Do you know the cause of past nuclear accidents and the probability of one occurring today, with more modern technology and proper safeguards?

Yes I do Individual.I am not one of the stupid peope you believe do not have the right to a voice.
As has been pointed out,in NZ it was not just the possibility of an accident,it was also the possibility of being a target as a result of these ships being there.Growing up during the cold war with all the propaganda that went with it made people slightly nervous.
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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

Postby Individual » Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:10 am

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:18 am

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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

Postby Guy » Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:30 pm

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

Postby Individual » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:50 pm

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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:47 pm

Way off topic and not very helpful to anyone - including yourselves - folks.
Can we get back on topic?
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Re: This election: DON'T VOTE

Postby Individual » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:32 am

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